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CPT Harold W Barber

CPT Harold W Barber

Birth
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Oct 1944 (aged 25)
China
Burial Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Plot D, 79
Memorial ID 2880349 · View Source
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Captain Barber was killed in the crash of U.S. Army Air Corps B-29-30-BW
Superfortress #42-24504 "Gunga Din." The bomber crashed approximately one minute
after take off from Cheng-tu, China. All crewmembers were KIA and 42-24504 was a
total loss. Capt. Harold Barber accompanied Major Parsons and crew for a
checkout mission, he had just arrived from the States with a new plane and crew.
Takeoff was at night so to arrive over Omura in the early hours of daylight.


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CAPT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Tim Cook
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2880349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Harold W Barber (12 Oct 1919–25 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2880349, citing Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .